(Used in this project: Circle Tags in Maisie style.)
My husband and I are hosting a Cinco De Mayo fiesta at our house this year, so we thought it’d be fun to whip up our favorite Mexican beverage for the occasion – Horchata! One thing I love about this drink is that it can be made in so many different ways. For example, you can experiment with different types of rice, or you can add a handful of your favorite nuts to change the flavor profile. I even like to add a little rum or brandy for the adults at the party!
• ¾ cup rice (I used long grain white)
• 4 cups water
• 1 or 2 cinnamon sticks
• ½ cup – 1 cup sugar
• 1 tsp. vanilla extract
• 2 cups water, milk, or coconut milk
Pour the rice in a blender and pulse until it resembles a coarse crumb. Add the 4 cups water and the cinnamon stick(s), and let sit in the refrigerator overnight.
Blend the mixture (cinnamon sticks included) for 2-3 minutes until completely pureed. Add the sugar and the vanilla extract, and blend again until completely combined. Check for sweetness.
Strain the mixture with a cheesecloth or fine mesh sieve into a pitcher. Add the two cups water, milk, or coconut – depending on your preference – and stir. Pour in mason jars over ice, add a straw, and garnish with a bit of cinnamon. To make your beverage glasses even more festive, add some ribbon and personalized tags from My Own Labels! For my glasses, I used spice colored tags in the style Maisie.
*For adults: add a splash of rum or brandy!
Used In This Project:
- Circle Tags • I chose the “Maisie” style in Spice.
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